Highland Grassland Mix


For dry, acidic upland heath based on British Plant Communities U2 & U4

  3g / m2
OR 12kg / acre
OR 30kg / hectare
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This mix recreates a moorland grass community found on well-drained highland sites with acidic soils. On upland sites this does not need to be cut, although it can be lightly grazed in autumn. This mix is based on the calcifugous British Plant Communities U2 & U4. There are 17 wildflower & 10 grass species in this mix. Highland GrasslanD as PDF

Species Common name %
20 % wildflowers  
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 2.5
Alchemilla alpina Alpine Ladys Mantle 0.1
Calluna vulgaris Heather 2.1
Erica cinereal Bell Heather 1.6
Galium saxatile Heath Bedstraw 0.5
Galium verum Lady’s Bedstraw 1.2
Lotus corniculatus Bird’s-foot Trefoil 0.2
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain 3
Potentilla erecta Tormentil 0.1
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal 3
Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup 2.7
Rumex acetosella Sheep’s Sorrel 1
Succisa pratensis Devils-bit Scabious 1.5
Trifolium repens White Clover 0.2
Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell 0.1
Veronica officinalis Common Speedwell 0.1
Viola riviniana Common Dog Violet 0.1
80 % grasses
Agrostis capillaris Common Bent 5
Agrostis vinealis Brown Bent 7
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal Grass 5
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dogs Tail 5
Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hair Grass 20
Festuca ovina Sheeps Fescue 18
Festuca rubra Red Fescue 20.1
Luzula multiflora Heath Wood Rush 0.1
Molinia caerulea Purple Moor Grass 0.1
Nardus stricta Mat Grass 0.1

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